• Centuries of Style: Silver, Eu auction at Christies

    Sale 7800

    Centuries of Style: Silver, European Ceramics, Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    17 November 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 197

    A MEISSEN GOLD-MOUNTED OVAL SNUFF-BOX AND COVER

    CIRCA 1765, THE MOUNT PROBABLY CONTEMPORARY

    Price Realised  

    A MEISSEN GOLD-MOUNTED OVAL SNUFF-BOX AND COVER
    CIRCA 1765, THE MOUNT PROBABLY CONTEMPORARY
    The cover and sides painted with flowering branches meandering around red staves, the base with a loose bouquet and scattered sprigs, the interior of the hinged cover painted with a couple walking along a quayside before merchants, cargo and ships, the gold mount chased with flowers and scrolls and centred by a shell thumbpiece (minute scratching to edge of base)
    2¾ in. (7 cm.) wide overall


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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN